International Screen Institute and SOFA Head of Studies Nikolaj Nikitin is the Artistic Director of the Palic European Film Festival, a Curator of his own section (Critics’ Picks) at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and a Senior programmer of the Stockfish Festival in Iceland.
Nikolaj has been a delegate to the Berlin Film Festival for 18 years and been working for the past two and a half decades as a film curator and critic for numerous film festivals around Europe and the Goethe-Institut/Institut français.
He is the founder of the independent German film magazine »Schnitt« (1995) and the film editing festival Filmplus (2001) and has been a member of many international coproduction juries. He advises European funding bodies, lectures and teaches at film schools and film festivals around the world.
Nikolaj lives in Berlin and is a member of EFA, FIPRESCI as well as a General Assembly member of CINEUROPA.